Upcoming events;

To book, just email stating which event you’d like to attend, and any specific dietary requirements, if applicable. Please pay on the day/night, Bristol Pounds and txt2pay are also accepted. Children welcome at all daytime events. Feel free to bring your own drinks.

Supper, Saturday 28th March, 7.30pm, £30 per person for five courses of lovingly prepared, simple seasonal fayre. BYO drinks. Taking bookings now. The menu will look something like this;

Aperitif & nibbles

Corned veal, sauerkraut & pickles (or celeriac & smoked garlic soup, crispy shallots – v)

River Fowey mussels with local cider, & lemon thyme (or beetroot, kale, hazelnut & Homewood’s halloumi salad – v)

Salt marsh lamb, parsnip cake, purple sprouting broccoli & wild garlic salsa verde (or marinated leeks, Puy lentils & Jerusalem artichokes – v)

Passionfruit brûlée tart, yoghurt ice cream

Coffee/tea & rum truffles

Coming soon, Sicilian wine dinner with Grape & Grind, Sat 18th April, 7.30pm, £45 per person for 5 courses of Sicilian-inspired dishes with wines to match. Aperitif & coffee/tea included.

Menu, details and wine matches to follow shortly.

Bishopston Preserves tasting at Plenty grocery store. I’ll be at Plenty grocery store on St. Nicholas Street on Wednesday 6th May, 10am-2pm, selling my homemade preserves. Feel free to pop in to taste some samples.

Wai Yee Hong #dumplingfest
Saturday, 9th of May Jo Chow of Wai Yee Hong Chinese supermarket & myself will be demonstrating how easy it is to make Chinese dumplings, as part of the Bristol Food Connections festival.

We will be hosting a half day dumpling workshop at Bishopston Supper Club HQ for £30 per head on Saturday 9th May 2015, from 2pm-5pm. Attendees will learn how to fold jiaozi and wontons, have a taste of cooked pot-stickers and wonton soup, and will get to take away their own dumplings and wontons to cook at home as well as a goody-bag of ingredients from Wai Yee Hong.








Jo, of Wai Yee Hong, says: “We’re delighted to be teaming together with the fantastic Bishopston Supper club to provide this dumpling workshop. Bristol has a vibrant food scene, and we are excited to show people how fun it can be to make dumplings at home!”

To book your place on the workshop, please visit the Wai Yee Hong website and purchase your place online:

The workshop costs £30 per person, and is limited to 12 attendees. The recommended minimum age for this workshop is 8 years old.

To be added to the mailing list for future events, enquiries, private bookings, cookery lessons, gift vouchers or to reserve places, please email

Please notify me of any specific dietary requirements when booking, thanks.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always available.

I accept Bristol Pounds and txt2pay £B (BishopstonSC)

Various homemade produce, cakes etc. are available to order from BSC HQ, please email for details. A selection of my homemade preserves are also available to buy directly from me, Gardners Patch, Joe’s Bakery & PR Stokes Croft.

My events are held in my Bishopston home, just off Gloucester Rd by the cricket ground and St. Andrews park. The address, menu and details will be sent out to booked guests a few days before each event. Please respect my home, and my neighbours by leaving quietly. Please pay on the day/night in cash or Bristol Pounds/text 2 pay, envelopes will be provided.

For parties of 8 or more, or for private events, a deposit will be required to secure the booking.

Please notify me if you can no longer make it at least 48hrs prior to any event booked, last minute cancellations (without a valid reason) will incur a cancellation fee.

For more info about Bishopston Supper Club, and reviews, read on…

About the Bishopston Supper Club

I’ve always enjoyed cooking for others and entertaining guests at home, in my own relaxed and informal way. For me, food is a great way to communicate and express oneself. After starting a ‘Come dine with me’ style supper club where the hosting was shared between the members of the group, I decided I wanted to host more dinners myself. The guests would then not have to reciprocate but contribute a suggested donation towards the cost of ingredients (£30 per person is recommended for 5-7 courses, which is great value compared to a restaurant, especially when you bring your own drinks). I aim to use seasonal, locally & ethically sourced produce to create homely, simple classics with a pinch of my own personality thrown in. Everything (as much as possible) is homemade, including the bread, and some produce is even homegrown. It is a refreshing change from working in a professional kitchen (I’ve been a professional chef for 17 years) and I love every minute. My guests all sit together so it’s very informal and friendly, great for meeting new people. Guests bring their own drinks, an open mind, and leave their donation in cash in envelopes which I provide at the end of the meal. There is no dress code. Those who are booked in will receive an email a few days before the event containing details such as the address and menu. My style of cooking is rustic and flavourful, mainly classic British & French inspired cuisine. The events are run at a leisurely pace, I usually only do one sitting. I do all the cooking and serving myself, I have an assistant on hand on the day to help with washing up etc. Please note my events are an alternative dining experience, I don’t put on entertainment or guide social interaction. Please prepare to be sociable and entertain yourselves while I feed you delicious food!

Relax and enjoy!


NB. BSC HQ is a registered food business, I have a 5 star food hygiene rating, level 3 food safety & first aid certs., and public liability insurance. Probably one of the safest places to eat in Bristol ;-)

Here’s my business listed on the national food hygiene ratings site:


(Photo by Jed Alder)










Evening Post – 2011: Very proud to be one of Mark Taylor’s Food Highlights of the year!











I offer gift vouchers for the Supper Club or Cookery Lessons for Christmas/birthday/anniversary/Valentines presents £30 each. Available from me, or Grape & Grind on Gloucester Road.

I also sell my homemade preserves and make cakes etc. to order.












I am available for private catering, and private or group cookery lessons, please email to enquire or book. More details on the Cookery Workshops and Private Bookings pages.


(Photos by Jed Alder)










To keep up to date with the latest news follow me on twitter (@restingchef & @BishopstonSC), ‘like’ the supper club facebook page (@restingchef on Instagram) or email me at


(Photo by Jed Alder)










NB. I am happy to supply vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free alternatives, or adapt the menu to accommodate specific dietary requirements, please ask in advance.









Supper for strangers – Bishopston Supper Club featured in the Bristol Evening Post  and Metro









Bristol Bites’ Review – Second Bishopston Supper Club – January 14th 2011 « Bristol Bites Blog

(Photo by Rich Stapleton)







Canapés, Cupcakes and Cocktails: The Bishopston Supper Club Experience 

“Best truffles ever!” – Xanthe Clay

Please feel free to leave comments below.


  1. Hi Danielle,

    Love the site here. Found you on Twitter, but if I was closer to Bristol I would definitely be up to attending one of your Supper Clubs – the pics look great!

    Keep up the great work!



  2. Danielle, Alec and I had the best time last night. The food, the ambience, the company… I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thank you so much! xx

  3. Last year I had a significant Birthday Milestone to celebrate. So I looked & asked my fellow foodie friends if any of them knew a good chef who would be able to cook for 40 covers at a private dining event.
    Lorna Knapman (founder of the Love Food Festival) suggested Danielle. So I got in touch.
    I have been cooking since I was very young, and used to earn a living from the trade, however things have changed & I’m no longer in catering; however I know what I like. I have been told in the past that I have very high standards.
    Danielle was a joy to work with, the preparations were very easy. Danielle is both flexible and professional.
    The dinner was a great success. Everyone commented on the quality of the food.
    We had a co-designed menu (between the two of us):

    Game Terrine, Plum Chutney & toast

    Confit of Pork belly on a bed of savoy cabbage cooked with bacon, with a pork stock & cider reduction, served with daupinois potatoes.

    Buttermilk pudding with Hix Cherries.

    I sourced some green & blacks mint filled dark chocolate, cakes, and baclava to go with coffee.

    Danielle arranged for booze from both the Bristol Cider Shop & also Grape & Grind.

    Anyone who ever needs a chef, should look no further than Danielle Coombs.

    An excellent experience from start to finish. Thanks again Danielle!

  4. For my birthday earlier in the year I wanted a relaxed sit-down meal in a intimate setting with good food. I had previously had food cooked by Danielle Coombs so knew instantly to bi-pass a restaurant and instead have a supper at Danielle’s house.
    I let Danielle design the menu, which was three courses in total. The vegetarians were well catered for with the main course only being a different dish to the main meat course, and therefore everyone was able to comment on the same dish.
    The chocolate cake dessert was the outstanding dish. Everyone asked Danielle for the recipe!
    The supper at Danielle’s was the highlight of my birthday, it was relaxed, great value for money and the ambiance was incredible. I readily recommend any of my friends and family to Danielle’s for private parties or the supper club.

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